Tag: Physiotherapy

Donna punches a punching bag with one of her gloved hands while Naomi, her physiotherapist, holds the bag steady and smiles encouragingly.

A passion for movement can take us to new places, like boxing

Her diagnosis, though frustrating at first, led her to seek out options to cope with her symptoms. This included more traditional treatments such as medication, as well as physiotherapy-focused boxing classes. The movements taught in the class led to a noticeable improvement in her symptoms…

A woman in Vancouver, Joyce, holds her grand daughter outside while they play on playground beside the water on a grey, rainy day.

Arthritis can happen at any age, but physiotherapy can help

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that often affects seniors and serious athletes, but it can happen to anyone.

Olivia smiles while standing behind the front desk, with Scott blurry in the background but still smiling.

Sunny Autumn days in Oak Bay

Everyone at the clinic is smiling today in sunny Oak Bay…

A woman rubs her neck late at night while staring into her computer

Techniques to alleviate back and neck pain

Back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy. And back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 80% of people at some point during their lives…

Gymnastics athletes from Edmonton compete on the floor and on the uneven bars.

Community-awesome and the Garden City Invitational

Sport is awesome. And the community that makes sport happen is also awesome. We see it, and we hope that

A basketball player throws the ball to his coach, who is recovery from a shoulder injury, underneath the basketball hoop.

Recovering from shoulder sprains, strains, dislocations, tears and immobility

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the body. It is comprised of the collarbone, the shoulder blade,

A soccer player lies down on their back on the football pitch grimacing in pain and grabbing their head due to a probable sprain

Reduce the healing time of sprains and minimize the risk of re-injury

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A sprain occurs

A weight lifter stands with the bar across his shoulders.

Tips to speed the healing process from strains

In the early stages of treating a strained muscle there are a few things you should do to minimize damage

A person sits at the edge of the pool, dangling their legs over the edge.

How to minimize long-term knee damage and heal faster

If you have pain in your knee either from overuse or through a sudden injury, we can work with you to minimize long-term damage and help you to heal faster. Correcting muscular imbalances and the following tips can prevent further knee problems and keep you moving for life…

Arbutus physio is excited to be a 2018 Top Choice Award Nominee

We’ve been nominated for a Top Choice Award

We discovered recently that we’ve qualified as an Official Nominee for the 2018 Top Choice Award Survey. Top Choice Awards received nominations from people in 27 cities across North America this year. We’re proud to say that here in Victoria, we’ve…

Leonie Solomon, Falcon Gymnastics

Léonie Solomons: gymnast, sports ambassador

We had the good fortune of sitting down with Léonie Solomons, fourteen, at the Garden City Invitational. She’s a Falcon Gymnastics team member. After our interview, she would go on to win…

Knee x-rays.

Just what do X-rays tell us

Some scans and images can provide useful information but they can also present findings that may be misleading…

A woman lunges with a punch during a tai chi movement

Proprioception, movement, balance and grace

Proprioception is the body-brain capacity that allows us to adapt to our environment and keeps us upright. It’s a miracle of neurocognitive functioning and it’s as important for high performance athletes as it is for aging seniors…

A tennis racquet lies on the clay court surface with a tennis ball on top.

Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to …

Brittany Frey, pilot, tells us about recovering from a broken leg.

How physiotherapy helped Brittany Frey fly again

When pilots badly injure their bodies, their careers as pilots can be put at risk. Brittany Frey tells us about recovering so she could fly again…

A practitioner presses on a patients neck and trap as part of discovery and treatment.

Professional development with ConnectTherapy in Vancouver

Libby tells us about her recent professional engagement with Connect Therapy in Vancouver in which she is deepening her practice and learning new ways to understand and investigate injury…

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